Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The little balck dress

“I don’t like people talking about the Chanel fashion. Chanel – above all else, is a style. Fashion, you see, goes out of fashion. Style never.”- said Coco Chanel, the woman who knew a thing or two about clothes that never go out of fashion.

She introduced her little black dress to the fashion world in 1926 through a picture published in Vogue. The calf-length, straight black dress instantly became a timeless classic. It was definitely innovative, as until then black was a color reserved only for funerals. Vogue called it “Chanel’s Ford”, referring to its affordability and accessibility for women of all social classes. True enough, pretty soon you could find it in every woman's closet. So I guess Vogue was right on the money when they said that the little black dress would become “a sort of uniform for all women of taste.”

Another big step in popularizing the ever classic and sexy little black dress was Audrey Hepburn wearing a little black dress made by Givenchy in the movie Breakfast at Tifffany’s. Max

’s infamous Betty Boop cartoon character helped it along as well.

Since then, the little black dress has been reinvented a million times over. It has been made to fit casual to black tie events and it is the absolute must have of every woman's closet. A properly fitting little black dress, may that even be with a twist, can make any woman look like a million bucks.

Here are some of my favorite little black dresses:

and a few celebrity picks:

Audrey Tatou

Blake Lively wearing Dolce & Gabbana

Nicole Kidman wearing Prada

the Kardashian sisters

Scarlet Johansson

and the always fashionable

Victoria Beckham

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